CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and nation. The National Committee is proud to partner with a range of institutions and community groups, colleges and universities, trade and business associations, and world affairs councils to bring this important national conversation to local communities around America for the 16th consecutive year.

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 CHINA Town Hall program will be held on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. EST, and will feature former U.S. ambassador to Russia, China, and Singapore, Jon M. Huntsman Jr

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2022 CHINA Town Hall: Partner Venues

To view our 2022 venues, please consult the above map.

U.S.-China Essentials

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The U.S.-China Essentials multimedia series joins leading experts to explore key aspects of the U.S.-China relationship, highlights key issues to watch, and illustrates the ways it affects the lives of every American.

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Recent CHINA Town Hall Events

2022 CHINA Town Hall: Jon M. Huntsman Jr.

Former Ambassador to China, Russia, and Singapore Jon M. Huntsman Jr. was the featured speaker for the 16th annual CHINA Town Hall on October 26, 2022. He discussed the importance of the bilateral relationship from supply chains to national security and new technologies to climate change.

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2021 CHINA Town Hall: Fareed Zakaria

CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria was the featured speaker at the 15th annual CHINA Town Hall on October 19, 2021. He examined the challenges and opportunities for both countries as they confront the most critical issues of the 21st century.

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2020 CHINA Town Hall: Ray Dalio

Renowned investor, philanthropist, and best-selling author Ray Dalio discussed the critical roles the United States and China play in an era of rapid global change at the 14th annual CHINA Town Hall on November 10, 2020.

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2019 CHINA Town Hall: Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner

George Stephanopoulos moderated a national webcast discussion on U.S.-China relations with experts Stephen Orlins, Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner as part of the 13th annual CHINA Town Hall, held at 80+ venues across the United States and China on November 18, 2019.

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2018 CHINA Town Hall: Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor, discussed issues in the U.S.-China relationship—from the escalating trade war to artificial intelligence—and her experiences with China throughout her career at the 12th annual CHINA Town Hall, held at 100+ venues across the United States and China on October 9, 2018.

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2017 CHINA Town Hall: Susan Rice

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former national security advisor and U.S. ambassador to the UN, addressed a range of critical issues in the U.S.-China relationship, from North Korea to the war on drugs, at the National Committee’s 11th annual CHINA Town Hall, held on October 24, 2017, in 80+ cities and towns across the United States.

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2021 CHINA Town Hall: Fareed Zakaria

2020 CHINA Town Hall: Ray Dalio

2019 CHINA Town Hall: Melanie Hart, Yasheng Huang, and Ely Ratner

2018 CHINA Town Hall: Condoleezza Rice

2017 CHINA Town Hall: Susan Rice

2016 CHINA Town Hall: Henry Kissinger

2015 CHINA Town Hall: Robert Rubin, Sheldon Day, and Daniel Rosen

2014 CHINA Town Hall: Jimmy Carter

2013 CHINA Town Hall: Madeleine Albright

2012 CHINA Town Hall: Gary Locke

2011 CHINA Town Hall: Zbigniew Brzezinski

2010 CHINA Town Hall: Jon Huntsman

2009 CHINA Town Hall: Kurt Campbell

2008 CHINA Town Hall: Norman Ornstein

2007 CHINA Town Hall: Thomas Christensen